Why These Ads For Period Panties Were Banned For Being Offensive

Does the word 'period' offend you? Apparently this one little word is enough to have an ad banned from New York Subway stations. Underwear brand Thinx wants to end the stigma and shame associated with having your period, but they are not off to a good start. Recently their ads were rejected by the New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Agency for promoting "s*xual or excretory activities". thinx underwear banned If you have ever had a period, you will know there is hardly anything 's*xual' happening. As for 'excretory', the reality is the menstruation is happening all around us. Millions of women are having their period all over the world, but many are made to feel embarrassed as if this natural occurrence can somehow be helped. And how come the NYC subways can post up ads for weight loss pills that promote "bikini bodies" and feature scantily clad models but the thought of a period is suddenly taboo? Reportedly, the MTA were also concerned by children viewing the ads and asking their parents what a period was. The word itself was the big kicker as to why the agency found the ads highly inappropriate. period shaming stigma Is the behaviour of the MTA only furthering the issue of period shaming? How do we end of the stigma that goes on when it comes to matters of menstruation? Source: Shape Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_114150" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchat code @BodyRockTV[/caption]

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